Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-AP [#23565]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biostats, Epidemiological Modeling, Statistics, or Mathematical Sciences
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/18, listed until 2024/04/18)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the general areas of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Statistics. The successful applicant is expected to develop a robust, externally funded research program where impactful research directly applicable in the fields of epidemiology, global health, and public policy will be given preference. Responsibilities for this position include participation in a new Global Health initiative at WPI while contributing to the educational and research mission of the Department of Mathematical Sciences (home department where tenure will be evaluated).

WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has over 40 faculty and postdocs. Our undergraduate programs in Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Mathematics have over 200 students and our graduate programs have approximately 100 students. At the graduate level, we have several master’s programs (Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics) and we offer PhDs in Mathematical Sciences and in Statistics. The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry, with a Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS). Building on the success of faculty in Mathematical Sciences participating in interdisciplinary programs such as Data Science and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, the successful candidate for this position is expected to engage with the new Global Health initiatives on campus. In particular, the Global Health MS program has a concentration in Analytics and Modeling in Global Health and is a collaborative, project-based program taught by interdisciplinary faculty representing social science, global studies, computer science, and data science. 

 The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program leading to national and international recognition, teach courses in Mathematical Sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, teach a course in Epidemiology, participate in the Global Health MS program, participate in WPI’s signature project-based curriculum, and contribute to the operation and promotion of the department, college, university, and the profession. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field prior to appointment at WPI. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in one or more of the areas of biostatistics, epidemiological modeling, and/or global health. 

 WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on real-world projects and research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. One hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation. The UMass Chan Medical School is also near WPI. 

 Qualified applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) a statement of how the candidate will advance WPI’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, (5) a cover letter, and (6) at least four references, at least one of which addresses teaching. Review of applications will begin on 11/30 and all applications received before 1/5/24 will be given full consideration.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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